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2008 Harvest Moon Late harvest Estate Zinfandel Russian River Valley 13%

This Harvest Moon Zin is decidedly on the lighter, red-fruited side of things. Lovely and bright, it’s an easy to drink, easy to enjoy example.

Earthy and leathery on the nose, with spicy, meaty dried fruit aromas and a blast of VA. Relatively sweet on entry, this quickly pulls itself together with bright acidity and soft tannins allowing the wild raspberry fruit framed with lemon and baking spices to pop on the palate. The finish shows a bit of wild cherry and some nice spice, ending on a rather dry, if modestly long note. 87pts

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  • There are some lovely red wines in Europe dating back to Roman times like Aleatico de Puglia, and weird wines like PANTELLERIA from a volcanic island near Italy

    Banyuls, Collioure and Maury, from the Catalan corner of France are great solutions to the chocolate pudding dilemna but appear as chilled aperitifs in their region.

    A cute little strawberry-tasting wine of about 5% is grown in Piedmont,called Birbet. We had one from Malvira that survived many years of neglect under the sink and yet tasted lovely after chilling, and disappeared in two sessions.

    I would say be brave and take the plunge on a bottle if you see such things in shops run by wine enthusiastsin the US of A.

    Dec 15, 2011 at 5:55 AM


  • nice one

    Sep 24, 2013 at 9:30 AM


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